10 Flu Symptoms

Symptom #2: Myalgia

Myalgia or muscle pain is a common symptom of many types of diseases. It is also seen in viral infections including influenza. Myalgia is one of the biggest reasons why most individuals feel awful when they have the flu as the whole body is aching. It mostly affects areas in the back and legs.

This symptom will resolve once the flu is over. You can also take over the counter pain killers such as acetaminophen or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen. If in doubt, consult your doctor before taking any medication.

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